A sobering thought
. Huttonian and the wife celebrate their Ruby wedding today. 40 years is no big deal I suppose but we are slightly disappointed in getting no telegram from Prince Harry-Granny does the Golden weddings and the 100th birthdays. So it is off to a 'secret' lunch on the Tweed (by the Tweed actually, but with recent flooding.....) mostly in honour of another couple married on the same day and at the same time as us and whom we met as neighbours in Arabia Felix 48 years ago-with both wives being pregnant together there being little formal entertainment in that part of Arabia. Why stay together so long? Habit? Decrepitude? : 'Darling I am going to leave you' 'What?' 'DARLING I AM GOING to leave YOU.' 'What? I can't find my hearing aid? ' DARLING. OH never mind-too much hassle' We may do our own party later this year in more clement weather and nearer a centre of population to a place we can attract our young. If we continue to be spared.